Postdoctoral Fellow-Surgery & Pharmacology



Postdoctoral Fellow- Department of Surgery & Pharmacology

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in Dr. Nariman Balenga's Laboratory, Department of Surgery/Pharmacology, University of Maryland Baltimore. We are seeking a talented inventive result-driven scientist to conduct in vitro pharmacological and biochemical assays. This NIH-funded project focuses on novel mechanisms by which the signaling and trafficking of adhesion G protein-coupled receptors (aGPCRs) are regulated. Daily lab work includes running experiments in 96- or 384-well plate formats with several concentrations of agonists/antagonists/inhibitors followed by endpoint or kinetic readouts. Conventional cell lines (e.g. HEK293) and tissue-derived primary cells will be used to unravel receptor motifs that orchestrate signaling and function. A successful postdoc will develop new assays and must be eager to optimize our current assays. Therefore, being meticulous, troubleshooter, and attentive to minor details is a must.

Dr. Balenga is committed to assist the postdoc in her/his career development. We are a team of scientists with diverse backgrounds and welcome candidates from all races, ethnicities, cultures, genders, and gender identities.

Qualifications :

Required qualifications:

Cell and tissue culture and transfection

Broad DNA and protein skills

Prior experience and/or understanding of the FRET, BRET, HTRF assays

Effective written and oral communication skills

Organized, self-motivated with a strong work ethic

Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment

Preferred qualifications:

Confocal microscopy

Proficiency in Excel and GraphPad Prism software for data and statistical analyses

Grant writing skills

Candidates should have received their Ph.D. in pharmacology, biochemistry, or cell/molecular biology within the last 2 years

Applicants should email a CV, a statement on how their expertise and interests align with our research, and the contact information of 3 references to nbalenga@som.umaryland.edu with an email subject line ‘Postdoc position'.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

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